head of Russia’s Investigative Committee, Aleksandr Bastrykin, has
called for the creation of an international coalition of states to
fight the “dictatorship” imposed by the US on the rest of the
world, and to reject the use the US dollar as a reserve currency.
at a roundtable in Moscow, Bastrykin said that the world urgently
needed a new system of checks and balances that would allow equal
representation of all nations on the international political arena.
said an alliance of countries was needed which could act in concert
feasible pole to counter the dictatorship imposed by the Americans
together with their Western allies,”
according to the minutes of the roundtable published on the
Investigative Committee’s website.
added that America’s current geopolitical dominance is based on its
financial might, which in turn can be explained by “the
uncontrolled and non-guaranteed”
emission of dollars and the “all-enveloping” expansion of the
currency. As that’s the case, Bastrykin believes the future
coalition of nations should, as a primary measure, ensure the gradual
removal of US dollars from their foreign currency reserves, followed
by a total refusal to use the dollar as a reserve currency.
is against common logic to financially support the country that is
using these same resources against our interests,”
official told the audience that in his view the United States and its
allies were waging a “hybrid war” against Russia which included
price dumping on energy markets together with “currency
in the form of the uncontrolled expansion of the dollar.
alternative proposed by Bastrykin includes the integration of the
financial systems of various member-nations of the future coalition,
including international centers for the accumulation of investment
resources and systems allowing cross-border payments in national
noted that several international organizations and groups – such as
the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Eurasian Economic
Community, the BRICS groups and the Collective Security Treaty
Organization – already contained the basic elements of the future
is not the first time the head of the Investigative Committee has
advocated greater independence and a more prominent international
role for his country. In 2015 he proposed that Russia should legally
enshrine the primacy of national law over international treaties. He
also blamed Boris Yeltsin’s US advisers for including the principle
of the superiority of international law over domestic legal
procedures in Russian legislation. Bastrykin suggested the steps
taken during Yeltsin’s time could be construed as legislative
sabotage against Russia.
this difficult period Russian society is consolidated like never
before and most importantly society now understands that the time for
constitutional reform is ripe. This is why I believe that gradually,
step by step, these ideas will be implemented into life in the
interests of our sovereignty and prosperity,”
the official stated in an extensive interview with the Rossiiskaya